How to Care for Your Jewelry

You've got the jewelry of your dreams, now its time to keep it looking like the day you got it. Caring for your investment is the surest way to keep your jewelry and timepieces in their most beautiful, lustrous state for years to come. Use this guide to help keep your jewelry looking like the day you got them.


How to Clean Diamond Jewelry & Rings

While diamonds are one of the hardest natural substances found on earth, they still require care to avoid chips and to keep them looking as brilliant as when you received it. Using a mix of mild soap (we recommend Simple Green) and warm water, gently dip your jewelry into the cleaning solution and use only a soft brush. Thoroughly rinse in lukewarm water. We also have complimentary jewelry cleaner available in all of our stores.

How to Store Diamond Jewelry & Rings

Since diamonds can damage your other jewelry, we recommend you keep your diamond jewelry in a lined case or jewelry box with dividers.


How to Clean Pearl Jewelry

Clean your pearl jewelry by wiping it with a soft cloth when you take it off, as traces of perfume, hair spray, or any acid-based cosmetics can cause damage to the pearl's nacre. If your pearl jewelry pieces show more soil than a soft cloth can remove, wash them carefully in mild soap and lukewarm water, rinse, gently blot with a soft cloth, and allow to air dry.

How to Store Pearl Jewelry

We recommend you wrap your pearl jewelry in a tissue or keep them in a chamois bag as pearls are susceptible to scratches by other jewelry.


How to Clean Gemstone Jewelry

Most gemstone jewelry is safe for home cleaning with a mild soap, lukewarm water, and a soft brush. However, all gemstones are different. Please refer to our Gemstone Guide for a breakdown for each gemstone.

How to Store Gemstone Jewelry

Certain gemstones are harder and can scratch other softer gemstones, so be sure to store all gemstone jewelry so that individual pieces do not touch each other.

Gold & Platinum

How to Clean Gold & Platinum Jewelry & Rings

Clean your gold and platinum jewelry with mild soap and water and a soft brush. Keep your gold from contact with chlorine. Dry and polish jewelry with a chamois or soft cloth after cleaning.

How to Store Gold & Platinum Jewelry & Rings

Gold can be scratched easily, so store it in a lined case or jewelry box with dividers.

Sterling Silver

How to Clean Sterling Jewelry & Rings

Sterling silver jewelry should be cleaned with a mild soap and water solution, allowing the water to bead up, then pat dry with a soft cloth. Over time, sterling silver will blacken, or tarnish, over time - don’t worry, it’s only natural. When tarnish first becomes visible, you may also choose to clean your jewelry with any fine silver polishes, clothes, or tarnish remover.

How to Store Sterling Silver Jewelry & Rings

Store your silver in a cool, dry place away from light. Don't wrap with rubber bands or rubber products as the sulfur in rubber causes tarnishing and corrosion.

And Remember

Storage Is Key

When you’re not wearing your jewelry, keep your jewelry separated in a pouch, or lined case or box with dividers. This reduces the risk of scratching and ensures lasting quality.

Safeguard Against Scents & Lotions

Always remove your jewelry when applying scents, lotions, and sprays.

Last On, First Off

Your jewelry should be the last thing you put on before heading out the door and the first thing you take off when you get home.

Do the Work Without the Jewels

Remove your jewelry when doing rough work, when exposed to saltwater or using chemicals, especially chlorine bleach.

Schedule Your Complimentary Cleaning Service

Have Springer’s professionally clean and check your jewelry at least once a year. Trust us, your jewelry will thank you.

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Shop our unparalleled selection of diamond, platinum, gold, sterling silver, and pearl jewelry including earrings, bracelets, necklaces, pendants, and rings.

Personalize Guidance & Expertise

Our team of knowledgeable and dedicated jewelry specialists will guide you through our exquisite collections. From understanding the unique characteristics of each piece to finding the ideal design that reflects your personal style, we are committed to ensuring a memorable and personalized shopping experience. Let us assist you in discovering the piece that truly speaks to you.


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